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A well-known proverb imparts a valuable lesson; give a hungry man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime. The idea is simple. Long-term success comes from learning the skills to address your needs independently.

For our students who struggle with executive functions, the key lies in learning HOW to learn. Our focus at Lively Minds Institute is on empowering students with the strategies and skills that foster their growth into confident, lifelong learners.

– Candace Heiken, M.Ed.,  Founder

our mission

Our Mission

Lively Minds Institute is a team of educational professionals with a mission to work with students, parents, and teachers to provide all students with the skills they need to become strong learners. 

We’ve observed struggling students, frequently labeled as unmotivated, unfocused, or underperforming, as they develop strategies that lead to greater academic success. We’ve shared in the satisfaction of parents discovering they don’t need to compromise the expectations they have for their students.  We’ve witnessed the transformation of students once convinced they couldn’t reach their goals, begin to actively create plans based on their strengths.

We are committed to helping students develop skills for self-control, self-monitor, flexibility, emotional control, task initiation, working memory, planning, time management, and organization.  This progress brings about the anticipation that students can excel in their learning, gain confidence in their abilities, and come to recognize what they can truly achieve.

Our Coaches

We have an exceptional team of coaches who are kind, caring professionals. They are passionate about helping students develop the skills they need to learn and feel confident about themselves.  They become active members of your student’s education team, partnering with you to successfully implement the coaching plans.

Our coaches are experienced educators who have a clear working knowledge of executive functions and their impact on learning.  They have been selected from a rigorous hiring process, and we are confident that their educational beliefs, standards and practices align with those of Lively Minds Institute. 

Lively Minds’ coaches are sensitive to the anxiety and frustration that comes with not having yet developed the executive functions necessary for learning, and they are experienced at working with students with a variety of learning needs.  They understand how to communicate effectively, motivate students, and support students with emotional and behavioral needs.

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